Empower youth through media
Focus Congo began its media training when our staff member Prince, now a full-time journalist himself, expressed a desire to train other young Congolese people in media. Because of Prince’s passion for media we put together a seminar that was attended by 30 people and was well received. It was only after this initial meeting that we understood how it inspired the media community to connect as professionals. Since then further trainings followed.
Our goal for media training is to encourage the Congolese people to become confident in their abilities; to understand how to report events in Congo with clarity and integrity; and to lead the training seminars themselves. There is a wealth of talent and inspiration within this group of people that we want to see grow through connection and shared learning.
Through photography workshops we train and inspire Congolese image makers to refine their craft. We want to see photographers become more able to express and communicate social needs that matter to their generation.
Filmmaking, storytelling, scriptwriting, lighting and social media… Our media training directly inspired Fabrice, a young IT Professional from Goma, to host further training for university graduates in the area of media and app development.